13 Feb 2017

MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT IMPORTING PROHIBITED GOODS!!!

MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT IMPORTING PROHIBITED GOODS!!!

MAKE SURE YOU ARE NOT IMPORTING PROHIBITED GOODS!!!

URA recently released information that it had impounded hundreds of cartons of cosmetics valued at well over 100 million shillings. Many of the products in the consignment were reported to be prohibited and selling them in Uganda is illegal. The companies which had purchased those goods therefore lost out on a lot of money.

WHY WERE THE PRODUCTS PROHIBITED?

The goods in question this time are said to have contained a component of Hydroquinone and mercury which are dangerous to health. Many skin lightening products are also banned since they are made from a carcinogen (cancer causing substance).
The Government through the Ugandan National Bureau of Standards has got the power to declare that a particular product should not be sold in Uganda. Whether it is imported from another country or made within Uganda, selling it is illegal and where it is discovered the authorities have go the power to take it away and can even destroy it after some time if there is no other way of disposing of it.

HOW TO KNOW IF WHAT YOU BUYING IS A PROHIBITED PRODUCT?

In law there is a rule that for something to be prohibited, the public must be informed. Likewise, the body which prohibits harmful products the UNBS publishes the prohibited goods which should not be imported or sold anywhere in Uganda.

Please check the list below for the cosmetic products banned by URSB for containing hydroquinone and mercury.

 

MERCURY COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING HYDROQUINONE CREAMS

1. Maxi Claire beauty cream

2. Rapid White

3. Caro Light

4. Carro 7

5. Djarabi

6. Clairmen

7. Skin light

8. Caro Liss

9. Citro Light

10. Top clair plus

11. L’abidjanaise

12. Mekako

13. Bio 21 Jours

14. Cocoderm

15. Rico

16. Maxi light

17. Pure White

18. Princess

19. C & G

20. Extra Toning

21. Butone

22. Carotone

23. Sivo Clair

24. Extra Cream

25. Yes To

26. Rejuvenating
Cream

27. Mic

28. Touch and Clear

29. Caro skin

30. Viva Super
Lemon

31. Ultra Skin Tone

32. Ikb Medicated
Cream

33. Princess Patra
Luxury
Complexion
Cream

34. Fade - Out

35. Crusader Skin
Toning Cream

36. Envi Skin Toner

37. Palmer`s Skin Success
(pack)

38. Tura Bright &
Even Cream

39. Zarina
Medicated Skin
Lightener

40. Fair & white Active
Lightening

41. Claire Cream

42. Ambi Special
Complexion

43. Fair & White Whitening

44. Miki Beauty
Cream

45. Lolane Cream

46. Fair & White Strong
Bleaching Treatment
Cream

47. Peau Claire
Crème
Eclaircissante

48. Glotone
Complexion
Cream

49. Fair & white Body
Clearing milk

50. Clear Essence
Skin Beautifying
Milk

51. Nindola Cream

52. Maxi – Tone fade

53. Tura Skin Toning
Cream

54. Tonight Night
Beauty Cream

55. Nadinola Fade

56. Madonna
Medicated Beauty

57. Fulani Cream
Eclaircissante

Cream

 

58. Clear Essence Medicated
fade

59. Mrembo
Medicated Beauty
Cream

60. Clere Lemon
Cream

61. Ultra Skin Tone

62. Shirley Cream

63. Clere Extra
Cream

64. Fade - Out

65. Kiss – Medicated
Beauty Cream

66. Binti Jambo
Cream

67. Palmer`s Skin Success
(pack)

68. UNO21 Cream

69. Malaika
Medicated
Beauty Cream

70. Fair & white Active
Lightening

71. Crusader Ultra
Brand Cream

72. Dear Heart with
Hydroquinone
Cream

73. Fair & White Whitening

74. Ultime Skin
Lightening Cream

75. Nish Medicated
Cream

76. Fair & White Strong
Bleaching Treatment
Cream

77. Rico Skin Tone
Cream

78. Island Beauty
Skin Fade
Cream

79. Fair & white Body
Clearing milk

80. Baraka Skin
Lightening Cream

81. Malibu
Medicated
Cream

82. Maxi – Tone fade

83. Fairlady Skin
Lightening Cream

84. A3 Tripple
action Cream
Pearl Light

85. Nadinola Fade

86. Immediat Claire
Lightening Body
Cream

87. Elegance Skin
Lightening
Cream

88. Symba crème Skin Lite
‘N’ Smooth

89. Mr. Clere Cream

90. Cleartone Skin
Toning Cream

91. No Mark Cream

92. Clear Touch
Cream

93. Ambi Extra
Complexion
Cream for men

94. Crusader Ultra Brand
Cream

95. Cleartone Extra
Skin Toning
Cream

96. Ultime Skin
Lightening
Cream

97. O`Nyi Skin Crème

98. Rico Skin Tone
Cream

 

LOTIONS

1. Tamarin

2. Camee

3. Extra Clair
lightening Body

Lotion

 

4. Yes To

5. White Express

6. Precieux
Treatment
Beauty Lotion

7. Jaribu Skin Lightening
Lotion

8. Clear Touch
Lotion

9. Super Max –
Tone Lotion

10. Caroderm

11. Shiny

12. Amira Skin
Lightening
lotion

13. L’abidjanaise

14. Meti’cee

15. A3 Cleartouch
Complexion
Lotion

16. Djarabi

17. Beauty oil Abana

18. A3 Lemon Skin
Lightening
Lotion

19. Caroliss

20. Peau Claire Body

21. Extra Clair
lightening Body
Lotion

22. Caro Top lotion

23. Reine Clair Rico
Super Body

24. Precieux
Treatment
Beauty Lotion

25. Top lemon

26. Immediate Claire
Maxi – Beauty

23. Amira Skin
Lightening
lotion

27. Bio liss

28. Tura Lotion

24. A3 Cleartouch
Complexion
Lotion

29. Maxi Claire

30. Sivoclair
lightening Body
Lotion

25. Kiss Lotion

26. Princess Lotion

27. Jaribu Skin
Lightening Lotion

 

SOAPS

1. Uniderm

2. Body Clear
Medicated
Antiseptic Soap

3. Topi Clear
Beauty
Complexion
Soap

4. Djarabi

5. Blackstar

6. Ultra Clear

7. Skin light

8. Cherie Claire Body
Beauty Lightening

9. Topi Clear
Beauty

& Treating Soap

Complexion
Soap

 

10. Immediate Clair
Lightening Beauty Soap

11. Lady Claire

12. M.G.C Extra
Clear

SKIN LIGHTNING COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING MERCURY (CREAMS & LOTIONS)

1. Maxi Claire

2. Shiny Beauty
cream

3. Top Claire Plus

4. Tamarin

5. Charms

6. Caro derm

7. Skin Light

8. Carro 7

9. L’abidjainaise

10. Rapid Clair

11. Beauty Lotion
Shinny

12. Djarabi

13. Yes To

14. Bio 21 Jours

15. Bio liss

16. Yes To lotion

17. Caro Top lotion

18. Maxi Claire

19. New Shirley Medicated

20. Top lemon

21. Pimplex
Medicated

22. Top Claire Plus

   

SOAPS

1. UnidermSoap

2. Djarabi Soap

3. Jaribu Soap

4. Skin Light Soap

5. Super Family

6. Binti Jambo Soap

7. Baby and Maman Soap

8. Movate Soap

9. Amira Soap

10. La Bamakoise Savon
Tamarin Soap

11. Miki Soap

12. Mekako Soap

13. Rico Soap

14. Tura Soap

15. Jaribu Soap

16. Acura Soap

17. Fair Lady

18. Elegance

30 May 2016

HOW TO SUE SOMEONE FOR YOUR MONEY – WITHOUT A LAWYER

HOW TO SUE SOMEONE FOR YOUR MONEY – WITHOUT A LAWYER

At the beginning of April, Jackie a shop owner ordered for 1,000 small cakes from Betty‘s bakery. Betty delivered the cakes at 5,000 shillings each but Jackie did not pay her, saying she will pay towards the end of the month when she has got some money. The total cost of the transaction is 5,000,000 shillings.

April ended and Betty had not received any money at all. On contacting Jackie for the payment, Jackie promised to pay by 28th of May but that date has also passed.

Betty is in serious need of the money because she has pay school fees for her children who are about to go back to school.

Betty does not know what to do, she seriously wants the money but feels it will be too expensive to hire a lawyer to take the matter to court. What can Betty do?

Take the case to the Small Claims Court!

WHAT IS A SMALL CLAIM?

A small claim is defined as a matter whose subject matter does not exceed ten million shillings. This means that you can to sue another person for a lawyer (counsel) under the small claims law as long as what you are suing for does not exceed 10 million shillings. This means that Betty can bring her case as a small claim.

Small claims court rules prohibit lawyers from appearing for any of the parties. This means that even as Betty does not have a lawyer, she does not have to fear Jackie coming with her own lawyer- neither one of them is allowed a lawyer.

WHO CAN MAKE A SMALL CLAIM?

Only natural people can make a small claim- this means that a company cannot make a small claim, but it can be a defendant in a small claim. Since Betty is doing business as an entrepreneur (sole proprietor) she can bring this case against Jackie.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF MAKING A SMALL CLAIM?

A small claim is very advantageous because it is cheaper than an ordinary lawsuit and much faster.

In July 2015 it was reported that the Small Claims Courts had made rulings for the recovery of 1 billion shillings in just 3 months.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE OF MAKING A SMALL CLAIM?

  1. Betty must give Jackie a written demand notice, requesting her to pay the money within 14 days. The notice has a special form.
  1. If payment is not made after the 14 days, then Betty may file her claim by way of filling what is called a claim form. with a copy of the notice of demand and an affidavit of service of the notice and any other documents which can be used as evidence of the money that she is owed.
  1. The judicial officer can then sign a summons which is supposed to be served upon the defendant either by the claimant personally or by a process server which is to be done within 7 days.
  1. When Jackie receives the summons she can satisfy the claim and the matter will end with Betty giving her a written acknowledgement and informing the Court of payment. If Jackie denies the claim she will have to file a written statement of defence which basically is her denying the claim. After this, the court is supposed to fix a hearing date and notice served on both parties.

If Jackie does not respond to the summons at all, when service is proved, the Court shall enter judgement for Betty.

  1. Where the matter goes to the stage of hearing, both Betty and Jackie will be allowed to appear in court and give their evidence as well as present their witnesses if any (without a lawyer).

After the case has been heard by the Judicial officer, the ruling will be made bringing the matter to an end and Betty will be able to recover her money (if she wins).

 

WHERE CAN I FIND A SMALL CLAIMS COURT?

The small claims courts we know of right now are in;

  1. Nabweru
  2. Makindye
  3. Nakawa
  4. Jinja
  5. Mbarara